Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Kinky Boots (Broadway)

From 7,452 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing

About the show

This Tony-winning Best Musical, about a shoemaker whose business is saved by a wildly flamboyant clientele, features a score of catchy songs written by pop star Cyndi Lauper. More…

Inspired by true events, 'Kinky Boots' tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan… giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.

2h 20m | Already closed | Al Hirschfeld Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (7452)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing
88
Avg Score

94
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want a full fledged great Broadway show

Don't see it if Gays or cross-dressing offends you

88
Great staging, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want a night of pure delightful entertainment! One of the best musicals I have seen - a delight!

Don't see it if You do not like anything smacking of kinky & prefer drama.

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Funny

See it if You enjoy fun, entertaining and feel good musicals that have a relevant theme. Alan Mingo Jr. was wonderful as Lola.

Don't see it if You do not like drag queens.

72
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you want a new show that has a lot of classic Broadway elements.

Don't see it if you loved the movie.

70
Disappointing, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You are a Cindy Lauper fan. Enjoy feel-good shows. Enjoy drag or all things generally fabulous.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show that will stay with you after you see it. Are looking for a uniformly great score.

Also *When I saw the show the leads were J Harrison Ghee, Jake Shears, and ... Read more Read less

80
Great dancing, Heartwarming, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want an uplifting celebration of friendship, loyalty & acceptance with gorgeous ballads, divine costumes & so many eye-popping boots!!

Don't see it if you prefer conservative, prim & proper fare; you may struggle to understand all the lyrics (some voices are crisper & clearer than others).

89
Entertaining, Must see, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you love upbeat shows with a great message. The subject matter of acceptance is very relevant and is great for Broadway.

Don't see it if you not enjoy drag.

78
Entertaining, Standard broadway musical, Charming

See it if you liked Hairspray, Grease, Newsies : it has all the formula Broadway musical elements (show-stoppers, love ballads) plus FABULOUS boots!

Don't see it if you're looking something different, deep or original-

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Dated, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to have fun. There’s a slight story here, but the overall feeling is singing and dancing, and embracing life. It’s aging, but fun.

Don't see it if You are intolerant of different types of people or ideas, want a more “hummable” show, or don’t like stories told with big bold strokes.

100
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You like Cyndi Lauper's music, want a great story about tolerance and acceptance covered by great visuals.

Don't see it if ...you hate fun?

96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Original

See it if You like musicals with song, dance, and great costumes. Great life lesson, it will lift you up.

Don't see it if Are homophobic or closed minded.

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be entertained and leave with a smile on your face.

Don't see it if you are dead from the waist up.

90
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Hilarious

See it if Love a good pair of heels Not afraid of men in heels Gender-non conforming Open minded Love musicals

Don't see it if Closed-minded

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if different music and a complex (but understandable) story line.

Don't see it if British accents or drag queens are things that turn you off.

88
Entertaining, Original, Great writing

See it if you want something out of the ordinary. A different type of show for all ages. The music and cast keep the tempo going the whole time.

Don't see it if you only like fairy tales.

80
Clever, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you want a diverting evening in the theatre with a good message and some catchy songs performed by a good cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for anything profound or really impressive. It drags at times and is at least 30 minutes longer than it needs to be.

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Relevant

See it if You want to walk out on a happy place cloud

Don't see it if if you don't like great feel good musicals and wanting to dance in the aisle

73
Fun

See it if you're looking for a deceivingly family-friendly good time.

Don't see it if you want something to make a bold and/or profound statement.

93
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you love great musical theatre with wonderful singers and dancers that is delightfully entertaining.

Don't see it if if you only like dramas. Actually, there's no reason not to see this play. It's wonderfully entertaining.

96
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if I loved it so much that I saw it twice. Great music !

Don't see it if You don't like lively music.

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You just want to have a good time.

Don't see it if You're offended by men in drag.

60
Cliched, Banal

See it if you need a crowd-pleaser.

Don't see it if you're easily bored by being able to tell what's going to happen by the time the first song is over.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if you enjoy a lively musical with good acting and a good story-line

Don't see it if you don't want to see a great musical with a story revolving around drag queens and their footwear

Also One of the best shows I've seen this year; definitely the best musical... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if you like original concepts in a musical, with terrific singing, choreography, and staging

Don't see it if you have an aversion to LGTBQ characters

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Touching, Original

See it if like fun, life affirming, being true to yourself musicals that leave you uplifted!

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for a good time or feel "threatened" by drag queens.


December 27th, 2015
"Portraying Lola, Mr. Brady gleams with unassailable contentment and confidence, at least as long as he’s wearing a dress…It is a relief to report that Mr. Brady’s singing and dancing chops are of Broadway caliber...He radiates stellar heat and good humor...The perpetual cheer-churning machine th...
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April 4th, 2013
"The kicky crowd-pleaser Kinky Boots tells of Price & Son—a family business in danger of closing down.The musical holds up for the same reason Price & Son’s products do: solid craftsmanship and care. Lauper is a musical-theater natural, combining bright, infectious melodies with simple but effect...
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April 4th, 2013
"By 8:05 p.m., you can pretty much devise not only the storyline but how all the secondary characters and B plots are going to fit into it. These shoes come already broken in. Kinky Boots is a well-fitted, well-staged toe-tapper in the contemporary big-Broadway idiom. It’s never boring; it’s neve...
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April 4th, 2013
"The fact that Cyndi Lauper's infectious spirit shines through every number in her first Broadway musical score is unquestionably the chief asset of Kinky Boots, helping to elevate the show above its familiar template...Kinky Boots' catchy numbers and triumphant tranny-palooza finale make this a ...
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